Here is some really cool news for us Thrash-Metal fanatics. Kirk Hammet joined Exodus on stage for the song “Whipping Queen” at the Bonded by Baloff: A Decade of Rememberance in Oakland, Usa on February 4, a special night to celebrate the memory of former Exodus singer Paul Baloff who died 10 years ago. Paul who suffered from a stroke and ended up in coma, and was taken off lifesupport on February 2 2002.
For you who don’t know Kirk played guitar on Exodus very first demo back in 1982 before he joined Metallica. The band at the time of this demo had the following lineup Paul Baloff – vocals, Kirk Hammett – guitars, Gary Holt – guitar, Jeff Andrews – bass and Tom Hunting – drums. The demo wich had following three songs “Whipping Queen”, “Death and Domination” and “Warlord”. So to see and hear him rip thru “Whipping Queen” once again is amazing! This demo is the only recording Kirk did with Exodus. Below is a clip of the performance and underneth that you can listen to the original 1982 demo version of the song.
1982 demo version